Samita Nandy is an award-winning scholar and cultural critic of fame. As a Producer and Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), author of “Fame in Hollywood North”, and keynote speaker, Dr Samita Nandy has been publicized in media, including CBC, VICE, Flare, Chatelaine, SUN Media, 24 Hrs, Yahoo! Entertainment for her Doctoral research on celebrity culture at Curtin University in Australia. A pioneer in celebrity studies, Dr Nandy co-produces a video series Celebrity Chat and has been in the Celebrity Studies journal and a number of book chapters. As the first Indian woman known for a doctorate on fame in media channels, she is now writing a trilogy addressing ways in which women can become celebrity activists in the post-Weinstein era of Hollywood and Bollywood. Contact [email protected] for inquiries.